Join us and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (UPG) Spanish Club students during our Virtual November Community Day celebrating El Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead! Events will occur throughout the day beginning at 10am. All events are free and will be shared to The Westmoreland’s Facebook and YouTube.
Registration is not required to attend, but encouraged!
To register, click here or call 888.718.4253.
Community Events are made possible with support from the McKinney Charitable Foundation and the Brooks Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee.
COMMUNITY DAY SCHEDULE
- 10:00am – Create a Calavera
Create a mask of a calavera, sugar skull, with Danielle during this arts activity session!
What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: paper plates, liquid glue, pencil, Popsicle sticks, markers, sequins, loose glitter, gems, and scissors.
- 10:15am – Día de los Muertos Altars
Discover more about Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, altars.
- 10:30am – How to Make Pan de Muerto, Bread of the Dead
Tune in for this cooking tutorial with Alexis and bake your own Pan de Muerto, Bread of the Dead!
What Ingredients You Will Need: 1 stick of butter, ½ cup of milk, ½ of water, 5 ½ cups of flour, 2 packages of active yeast, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of anise seeds, ½ cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of orange extract, the zest of 1 orange, and 4 eggs.
- 10:45am – The Sounds of Mexico
Enjoy finding out about instruments commonly found in Mexican music, learning about the genres of music played in Mexico and listening to a few songs!
- 11:00am – Children’s Story Time with Miss Patty from The Greensburg-Hempfield Library
Today Miss Patty will be reading Shaking Things Up, a book written by Susan Hood, illustrated by 13 extraordinary women, and published by Harper Collins.
- 11:20am – Children’s Story Time Continued
The second book Miss Patty The Greensburg-Hempfield Library will be reading is A Boy Like You, written by Frank Murphy, illustrated by Kayla Harren, and published by Sleeping Bear Press.
- 11:40am – Spanish Club Painting
Follow along during Danielle’s demo and paint a guitar & margarita! What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: canvas, paper plate palette, paint (dark blue, light blue, dark green, light green, red, orange, white, black, brown, and yellow), paintbrushes, cup for water, paper towels.
- 12:05pm – Reading Abuela by Arthur Dorros
Join UPG Spanish Club for a special story time reading of Abuela, written by Arthur Dorros and illustrated by Elisa Kleve.
- 12:20pm – Trip to Argentina
Join the PR Chair for Spanish Club Grace as she shares her trip to Argentina!
- 12:40pm – Create Your Own Ojo de Dios, God’s eye
Watch this step-by-step video tutorial to make a Ojo de Dios, God’s eye.
What Materials Would Be Helpful to Follow Along: Popsicle sticks/twigs, yarn, scissors